Friday, April 11, 2014

Lease Drop Off... and New Leased 2014 Volt!

The beautiful red Voltie is moving on to its next owner and I'm enjoying a new 2014 Ashen Gray one. Thanks for being a fantastic ride!

Thursday, April 10, 2014

Lease End Inspection

AutoVIN inspection...

The inspection happened today... it was scheduled for between 1 and 5 pm but I got a call from the inspector around 11 am saying if I wanted, we could do it right away. She got here in about 15 minutes or so. As soon as she called, I turned on the car remotely to precondition the cabin as the sun is hot today.

Last night I washed the car and put all the accessories (120 charge cord, cargo net, sun screen, cargo barrier) in place... when she arrived today the cabin was cool and I got her a bottle of chilled water, which she appreciated because it's plenty warm out. The result?

She was impressed. Said she wished all the cars she inspected were this good. She gave it a rating of "4" which she said is rare, and she was interested in the car too, asking several questions as she wasn't very familiar with Volts. So there is zero due per her inspection and everything is now clear for me to get the next car whenever I can find what I want and make the deal.

On the one hand, I can breathe a sigh of relief... the part I thought might be troubling is now past. On the other hand, the other troubling part, actually buying the next car is about to begin in earnest. I have already gotten quotes from a couple of dealers. I went through the site to get some "guaranteed savings" quotes, which put me in the $36K ballpark. I'm pretty much ready to pull the trigger any time now.

I think the first dealer I want to approach is the one we got the SparkE from in February, Community Chevrolet in Burbank...